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Cargill Regional Manufacturing Technology Engineer - Starches and Specialties in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Regional Manufacturing Technology Engineer- Starches/Specialties will provide technical leadership and subject matter expertise in the Starch and Specialties manufacturing technology area across the North and South America locations to support the plants and optimize the performance of existing assets by partnering with the manufacturing excellence team and other functions. In this role, you will work to drive efficient and safe performance of each unit operation including process capabilities, hazard analysis, performance monitoring, technical training and process improvements and support the training and development for the specific manufacturing technology in the specific geography or location. The role will also work with our global technology teams in sharing and executing technology initiatives.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assess technical performance of assets to identify gaps and practical improvement solutions.

  • Provide oversight for the implementation of improvement projects, plans, technology, tools and quality standards across sites.

  • Apply work processes as designed within the specific manufacturing technology domain.

  • Provide manufacturing technology expertise to plants, working with local teams, manufacturing technology strategy and governance teams, other subject matter experts, external experts, and technical support to identify and resolve root causes to emerging issues.

  • Responsible for deployment of risk management practices and safeguards within a specific manufacturing technology, understanding safety, process safety, food safety, regulatory and environmental standards, policies, and codes.

  • Act as a resource for plants on current safety standards and enhance the future safety of our facilities.

  • Provide leadership in administering and support the creation of related policies for plants in alignment with manufacturing technology governance.

  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Project or initiative management experience

  • Experience in multiple domains such as engineering, production, reliability and capital excellence, research and development and operations management

  • Experience with related manufacturing technology

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

  • Ability to travel 30%


  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

  • Experience with Process Safety Management (PSM) process and/or Combustible Dust

  • Knowledge in unit operations such as distillation, chemical reactions, evaporation, drying, mechanical separations

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

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